Cricket is massively popular in India. You can see children or grown-ups playing in the parks or on the roadsides. While many may think that cricket is mainly for men, there are women cricketers who are equally talented when it comes to the sport. As a matter of fact, quite an amount of talented and incredible female cricketers have emerged over the years. It’s also true that wealth in cricket isn’t just for men but for women cricketers as well. Female cricketers earn huge amounts from the game and have made a sensation to the name around the globe through their talent alone. With the introduction of the Women’s Premier League (WPL), female cricketers will earn more income and will only increase from here.
With that said, let’s take a look at the top 5 richest female crackers.
Ellyse Perry ($14 million)
Ellyse Perry is an Australian professional cricketer who has represented her nation in cricket and association football. Widely acknowledged as one of the greatest female crackers of all time, Perry is not just known for her cricket talents but also for having a gorgeous face.
It is also reported that the Australian all-rounder is currently the wealthiest among all the other female cricketers. Her net worth sums up to roughly about $14 million. Perry also adds more income through her brand endorsements on popular brands like Adidas, Commonwealth Bank, Weet-Bix, and Priceline.
Meg Lanning ($9 million)
Meg Lanning is an Australian professional cricketer who currently serves as the captain of the national women’s squad. Lanning is a two-time Women’s Cricket World Cup champ in 2013 and 2022. She is a five-time ICC Women’s World Twenty20 champ in 2012, 2014, 2018, 2020, and 2023. She won the Commonwealth Games in 2022 and also, and she is a three-time Australian Women’s Twenty20 Cup champ in 2009–10, 2010–11, and 2011–12. The right-handed batter has an estimated net worth of $9 million. In the 2023 Women’s Premier League auction, she was purchased by the Delhi Capitals for a staggering amount of INR 1.1 crore.
Mithali Raj ($5 million)
Mithali Raj is an Indian professional cricketer who is widely considered one of the greatest female cricketers in the history of the sport. She served as the captain of the Indian women’s national cricket squad from 2004 to 2022. Mithali is the top run-scorer in women’s international cricket. Although she declared her retirement from all formats of international cricket, she still rakes in a huge amount of cash through several of her brand endorsements and commentary. As of now, Mithali has an estimated net worth of $5 million.
Smriti Mandhana ($4 million)
Smriti Mandhana is an Indian professional cricketer who has an estimated net worth of $4 million. In the 2023 Women’s Premier League (WPL) auction, she was bought by the Royal Challengers Bangalore at a record price of INR 3.4 crore, the highest amount spent for a player.
Harmanpreet Kaur ($3 million)
The Indian all-rounder, Harmanpreet Kaur, is currently in the fifth spot on the list of the wealthiest female cricketers. She has an estimated net worth of $3 million. In the 2023 Women’s Premier League (WPL) auction, she was signed by the Mumbai Indians for a staggering INR 1.8 crore.